Egypt s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry and EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell endorse Egypt-EU partnership priorities 2021-2027, 19 June 2022. Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Shoukry and Borrell chaired today a plenary session of the ninth meeting of the EU-Egypt Association Council with the participation of a number of European FMs, according to Egyptian foreign ministry spokesman Ahmed Hafez.
The new priorities include responses to the coronavirus pandemic, health and vaccines production files, as well as social and green files, according to earlier remarks.
New priority areas also include the economy's digitisation and various artificial intelligence domains, Head of the European Union Delegation to Egypt Christian Berger said in October 2021.
The council will continue discussions regarding various cooperation issues between the two sides besides issues of mutual concern, the spokesman said.
The session discussed means of enhancing all aspects of bilateral relations and cooperation between Egypt and the EU in line with the partnership priorities between the two sides until 2027, the spokesman said.
The session also discussed international and regional issues of mutual concern, he added.
“Our partnership has enormous potential; we are on the right track to advance it further,” Borrell said on his Twitter account after a meeting with Shoukry.
He added that cooperation between the two sides is crucial to fight climate change and other global challenges and ensure clean energy and food security.
The meeting comes less than a week after Egypt, the EU and Israel signed in Cairo a framework agreement to export natural gas from Israel via Egypt to Europe as part of the EU’s efforts to reduce dependency on Russian gas.